How to Recover Deleted Video?

Jean updated on Dec 11, 2020 to Data Recovery | How-to Articles

If you delete videos and want to get them back, follow the two methods. Method 1 - recover lost videos (MXF, RM, AVI, MOV) from Recycle Bin. Method 2 - recover deleted videos with EaseUS data recovery software. This file recovery software can restore lost video easily and quickly.

Why Do You Lose Videos (Common Reasons)

Videos are some people's precious possessions. It can be very frustrating if you lose important ones. Usually, you lose movies or videos due to the following reasons:

  • You accidentally delete the videos by pressing "Delete" or "Shift + Delete".
  • You format the drive because it asks you to. But you don't have a backup of the drive.
  • Your antivirus software checks out some virus, automatically deleting the videos.
  • You empty the recycle bin after deleting the videos and other reasons...

It can be devastating if the deleted video was your only copy. The good news is that the deleted video can be recovered. Here are two ways to restore deleted videos. If you didn't empty your Recycle Bin, refer to Method 1. If you emptied the Recycle Bin, go to Method 2.

Method 1 - Recover Lost Videos from Recycle Bin

If you delete your videos, your videos will be put into the recycle bin. If you haven't emptied your Recycle Bin, you can restore deleted videos from it.

Step 1: Go to the Recycle Bin. Check if the deleted video is still there.

If you don't know the name or type, look for files types such as MXF, RM, AVI, WMV, MOV, and MPEG.

Step 2: Select the video and click "Restore" to recover videos.

recover deleted videos from recycle bin

If you do not find the file in the recycle bin, some recovery software can help you recover the deleted video.

Method 2 - Recover Deleted Videos with Data Recovery Software

If you can't find the deleted videos on your computer, then how can you recover deleted videos? You need a professional file recovery software. And EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard is my recommendation. It recovers the deleted video with original file names and storage paths. Moreover, this software works well with dynamic disk, RAID, and EXT2/EXT3 file system. 


Supported Devices:

Memory Cards, USB Flash Drives, Pen Drives, External Hard Drives, Video Players Digital Cameras, Computers, and More.


Supported Situations:

Formatted Data Recovery, Deleted File Recovery, Lost Partition Recovery, OS Crash Recovery, Virus Attack Recovery, RAW Partition Recovery, etc.


Supported File Systems:

FAT(FAT12,FAT16,FAT32), exFAT, NTFS, NTFS5, ext2/ext3, HFS+, ReFS.


Supported OS:

Windows 10/8/7/Vista/XP, Windows Server 2019/2016/2012/2008/2003.


Download this effective software and bring back deleted videos:

Step 1. Run EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard and select the location or device where you deleted videos. Click "Scan" to scan and find the missing videos.

select a location and click scan

Step 2. After the scan, choose "Videos" in the "Filter" drop-down menu. Double click on found videos and preview them on the popped up window. 

scan for deleted data

Step 3. Select the video files that you want to restore. Click "Recover" to save found videos to another secure location on your PC or external storage device rather than the original place.

Restore lost videos

Do you need to recover deleted video on Android? EaseUS MobiSaver for Android will help.

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Frequently Asked Questions

1. Why choose EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard?

"EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard is the best we've seen. It's far from perfect, partly because today's advanced disk technology makes data-recovery more difficult than it was with the simpler technology of the past, but it's fast and efficient..."PCMag

"The first thing you'll notice about EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard Pro is that its interface is very clear and uncluttered, with only a small collection of self-explanatory controls. You won't find lots of extra options hidden in a system of hidden menus, either; what you see really is what you get."techradar

"Recover lost files, even after deleting a partition or formatting your drive."Macworld

2. Why cannot I recover 2GB data for free?

It is recommended to check the version installed is Free or Trial because they are different versions.

Trial has data preview function but cannot save any files, while the Free version enables to recover 2 GB files. The default free space is 500 MB and you may share the product on social media to get another 1.5 GB.

3. Why cannot the recovered files be opened?

A file is saved as 2 parts on the storage device: directory info (which is comprised by file name, time stamp and size info, etc.) and data content.

If the files with original file names and folder structures cannot be opened, one possible reason is the corrupted directory info. There is still a chance to recover the data content with the RAW Recovery method in our software.

4. Why isn't it suggested to recover the files back to the original drive?

The storage structure of the lost files would be altered or damaged by any changes on the drive. If you save the recovered files back to the same drive, the original data structures and data content would be corrupted or overwritten, which causes permanent data loss. So you should prepare another disk to save the files.

5. How can I check whether my data is recoverable or not before purchase?

The Free version helps you save 2GB files, so verify the recovery quality of our product before purchase.

6. How long does it take to scan the drive?

It strongly depends on the capacity of your hard drive and the performance of your computer. As reference,most drive recoveries can be completed in around 10 to 12 hours for a 1-TB healthy hard drive in general conditions.

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